Hong Kong Cancer Fund has been offered a unique opportunity by a generous supporter of a 7,300 sq.ft space in a converted industrial building in Kwai Chung at a subsidized rent. This will allow us to complete our support network with a CancerLink centre.
With the new CancerLink centre in Kwai Chung, we are able to expand our support network to reach a much neglected and underprivileged area in Hong Kong that has increasingly growing demand on cancer support services.
Renovation work of the CancerLink support centre in Kwai Chung continues in progress, target completion date is revised to end of Oct 2016.
- Obtained landlord’s approval on the floor design and commencement of fit out works in mid-April 2016.
- Fit out works started on 7th May 2016 with revised target completion of December 2016.
- Staff recruitment started in June 2016.
CancerLink Kwai Chung Service Promotion Progress
Hospital and community networking programme started in April 2016, activities conducted includes:
i) Social workers meeting newly diagnosed cancer patients at Princess Margaret Hospital twice a month;
ii) Courtesy visits to major social service providers including family service and elderly service units in
Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan to provide service briefing on the new CancerLink centre in Kwai
iii) As part of the CancerLink Kwai Chung promotional activities, our registered nurse has delivered breast
cancer awareness talks in five integrated family service centres and one neighborhood elderly service
centre in the area;
iv) Soft launch of centre services at CancerLink Kwai Chung is targeted in January 2017.